Girlguiding Unit Helper - North East Essex

To help give girls opportunities for fun, friendship, challenge and adventure!  Unit Helpers usually work with other volunteers to assist in delivering a high-quality programme to the girls and young women of the unit, while ensuring safety of the unit members.  Unit Helpers assist the Unit Leadership Team in running units (groups) of Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and the Senior Section.  Your will be part of a team that includes at least one Unit Leader, Assistant Leaders and possibly also Young Leaders and other Unit Helpers.

Unit Helpers will have opportunities for 'on-the-job' learning and development.


Unit Helpers are key in supporting girls and young women to experience how great Girlguiding can be.  While we offer you support in your role we would expect you to possess the personal qualities outlined below:

  • An open and approachable manner
  • Reliable and trustworthy
  • Creative and enthusiastic
  • Committed to ongoing personal development
  • Fun-loving
  • A sense of humour
  • Enjoy working with young people.


  • Accessibility
  • Data Protection policy
  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for under 18s
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 30/08/2018

End Date: 30/08/2019

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning No No No No No No No
Afternoon No No No No No No No
Evening Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No

Availability Details

We are offering 2 types or roles; regularly (weekly or fortnightly) or occasionally (less than 3 times a month. Roles are available within several of our units who all have different meeting times, usually during weekdays in the early evening.


This opportunity is available in: Braintree, Chelmsford, Colchester, Maldon, Tendring

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